Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Wordless Wednesday: Week 15

A very historical ship.......Do you know why?

Last week's explanation can be found HERE.

20 comments:

Michael - Lover of Amy said...

No idea, only guess is it's the Godspeed. I think that's the name of the ship that left with the Mayflower but had to turn back.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

Thanks for sharing this photo.
Mine is up too.

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Much, much later than the Mayflower, Michael.

Thanks for visiting!

An Ordinary Mom said...

I was guessing the Mayflower, but apparently I am wrong in my thinking as well. I will have to wait ...

amy said...

no clue, but pretty ship

Dragonheart said...

Is that the Bluenose?

Donna said...

I enjoy my weekly history lesson here. Happy WW.

jennyr said...

bcoz it's the mayflower? maybe...

Brian said...

I would guess that this is the last clipper ship sailed. Or, it's the Cutty Sark.

scribbit said...

I remember the Maine and Old Ironsides and from there I'm pathetic.

The Tour Marm said...

Does this have to do with the America's Cup? It doesn't look like the first winner, America.


BTW, my WW is a brainteaser!

letha said...

If it's American I have no idea.

Duchess said...

ok, you have me stumpted. Give us some clues!

The Tour Marm said...

I was trying to find out what the original La Amistad looked like, but really can't find too much.

I know its not the sloop John B.!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Clues......well, it's none of the guesses so far.

There's a connection to my Thursday 13, but it's simply by accident. I didn't plan it. There's also a connection to Georgia history as well, and a strong connection to New York. The time period is after the American Revolution.

More later.....

The Educational Tour Marm said...

Is this The Wanderer, the last American slave ship?

GreenmanTim said...

She's gaff rigged, a 19th century vessel with a single deck. A schooner I think. Built for speed and sailing close to the wind. I cannot see gun ports and though she may be armed she does not appear to be a warship. She is not flying many pennants and I cannot discern her colors.

So, before you gave your clues I was going to guess The Panda, the last pirate ship to operate in American waters (off the east coast of Florida). In 1832 under Don pedro Gilbert she took a prize with $20,000 in silver and regarding the captives the pirate captain remarked: "Dead cats don't mew. You know what to do." Captured in 1834, he and eleven other pirates were hanged in Boston.

But I can't make a New York and Georgia connection, so it must be some other fast ship and I think Tour Marm is right. A slaver makes sense, and the Wanderer was a converted racing yacht, which this ship could easily be.

The Tour Marm said...

Thanks for referring your guests to my WW. (I'm getting you back for your Benedict Arnold's Foot post!)

I've lost some sleep with your WW and hoping that my guess is correct. (GreenmanTim thinks so, too!)

The fun is looking up all these schooners and finding out their background stories.

It's the journey...!

elementaryhistoryteacher said...

Tour Marm, you and Tim are correct. The yacht is The Wanderer. I'll be posting on it soon.

Thanks for playing!

The Educational Tour Marm said...

Yee-Haw!

My time spent visiting the New York Yacht Club and Newport, RI were not in vain!